Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1302 times:
AA already codeshares with Qantas, so they already have codeshares out of DFW through LAX to Australia. In addition Qantas already has a flight that goes from SYD-NYC via LAX. It is also an AA codeshare.
I'm not sure about CO's Australia flights (do they have any through Continental Micronesia?)
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1285 times:
It would be really if CO started such a flight. I think CO Mike does serve SYD, but it's really inconvinient. There are no direct flights from the USA-GUM, so you'd have to fly EWR-HNL-GUM-SYD or IAH-HNL-GUM-SYD.
Eva744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1277 times:
Here you go:
IAH (29°58'50"N 95°20'23"W) SYD (33°34'S 151°06'E) 13828 km
DFW (32°53'49"N 97°02'33"W) SYD (33°34'S 151°06'E) 13796 km
The 777-200ER Range: 14,260km
Although the plane could fly there non-stop, there are prevailing winds, and ETOPS. The routing, Great Circle, would place the 777-200ER flying right through a no-fly zone for 180min ETOPS. Even with 207minutes, it is close. What if there was a delay? They would really be pushing it. Wait for the A340-500/777-200LR to see that type of service.
Mitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
I would not expect CO to start this service anytime soon, even with the 777-200LR. Australia is a very competitive marketplace, where yields are extremely low due to the long distance of the flight. The poor yield situation drove CO out of the HNL-SYD market a few years back. I don't think there has been an signifcant change in the market composition to encourage CO to try this once again. Look for IAH expansion to asian points such as KIX, SIN (a real stretch), TPE, and SEL.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
Arguably more service to Austrailia and New Zealand would be good. Preferably that is not from LAX/SFO. However as Mitchell Gant stated it is not an overly high yield market and highly competitive with Star (UA/NZ) and Qantas flying several daily 747s. For an airline like CO there more profitable routes that could be started up with exisiting and future 777 aircraft. Plus ETOPS is a big issue on that route as well.... which would be an issue until the 777 got ETOPS 240.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Ripcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
Once AA settles their contract with their pilots AA will order the 777-200LR and serve the route 3 to 4 times a week with Qantas serving it the other days with their own 777-200LR....And Possible ORD but that might be a stretch for the 777-200LR
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
I heard that Continental will first do New York to Osaka, Seoul, Taipei, and possibly Shanghai at a rate of about one route per year. I've never heard of anymore Asian service out of IAH. But I would like ot see service to Kona from Houston, because Kona only has service from Los Angeles and San Francisco, and TWA and American control the Midwest-Maui market.